Peter Granstav
4 years ago

Hook: Gamakatsu F314 #8
Tail: 4b Whiting rooster cape - Variant (dyed peach)
Butt: Ice dub Cinnamon
Body: Mix Icedub Cinnamnon and SLF Pearl mixed. Finnish in the front with only pearl.
Fronthackle: Mallard barred flank. FL Orange (flyco)
Head: 3mm epoxyeyes and UV resin.
#saltwater #seatroutflies #loon #searunbrown #baitfish #flatwing

Dennis Lauritzen
4 years ago

So great Peter!

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Fantastic look, great blend of materials and colors. Does the tail get chewed up pretty quickly? I have that issue when using tails like this.

Peter Granstav
4 years ago

I use the lower part of the feather so the quil is pretty thick. And the fly is about 4 cm or 1,5 inch so i hope they take it all at once :). I have a similar pattern were i put the tail in a mylar tube. this have worked pretty well first season and still in the box for next. I suppose you could take some bucktail or fox as tail instead for better durability. I will get back to you Bill about this after a couple of seatrouts. :) @trublubug And thanks @dennislauritzen

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Thanks Peter. I found the feather fibers got chewed up quickly even though the stem was able to withstand the toothy critters. I like the notion of putting the tail inside a Mylar tube. I posted photos of baitfish where I was using biots tied on to tubing as tails. The biots hold up better than feather fibers but your idea is a great one. I'm going to try that notion today. Perhaps a light coat of UV resin on the feather fibers? Thanks for the tip!

Peter Granstav
4 years ago

https://flic.kr/p/ri1oGr @trublubug this one i refer to. Got a couple of nice trout on this. I fish this very quick just beneath the surface.

Peter Granstav
4 years ago

There is a picture set here with a SBS if anyone want to see. in swedish but there is a translate button. But it will be funny to read it :) Picture speaks for themselves. http://flyfishing.vastkustoring.se/sma-fiskimitationer/

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Peter, the first link posted showed a lovely baitfish imitation. Beautifully tied fly. I can't get the second link to open though. I'll keep trying. Thanks

Bill Trublubug
4 years ago

Peter, finally got your second link to open. Great step by step photos. Lovely baitfish pattern. I quickly tried your idea for putting the feather shaft inside a braided Mylar tube. Just used some bits and pieces but I like the possibilities. Will post a photo. This is a very fast way to make an extension type tail. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Martin Fabricius
4 years ago

Cool one Peter! The colors are great..

Peter Granstav
4 years ago

Henrik Sørensen
4 years ago

Nice tie, Peter.

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